They got us working in shifts!
A few additional thoughts and notes from today in Jupiter…
* Mr. McClellan certainly threw strikes. He gave up a lot of hard contact — very hard contact — in the first inning. But he had a good curveball, threw strikes, and as the manager sometimes says, he "didn’t scare." He’ll get more innings.
* Interesting sight after we talked with McClellan. Minor League camp starts tomorrow, officially, but they’re already getting some work in. Four of the more intriguing arms in the system threw off mounds right outside the clubhouse today, with Dyar Miller and Brent Strom among those looking on. Mark McCormick, Nick Webber, Eric Haberer and Jess Todd all threw. I couldn’t really tell you much about any of them, other than that Webber looks like he’s throwing really, really hard. But considering all McCormick has been through, it has to be a good sign that he was participating in something that other guys were doing too.
* 8 am bus for Viera tomorrow. No veteran is sad to miss that trip, I guarantee you.
-M, off till Tuesday as soon as I finish this McClellan feature.
(now playing on the iPod: Stones, Let It Bleed. Sometimes you need to go back to the old favorites)